Post # 1
On the lines of my "worst of" posts today, I thought I’d share my least favorite wedding favors. If you’re considering these…save the money for your honeymoon.
Worst favors I’ve gotten from a wedding:
A pair of craft store feathered birds (3" tall)
Pens with the bride/groom’s name and wedding date
Miniature cake topper
Discontinued Mary Kay lipstick…in mauve
What’s the worst favor you’ve received?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2009 - Beach Social Hall
Oh gosh, that bird is pretty terrible. I’ve only been to 3 weddings, two of which didn’t have favors, and the other only gave guests a small bag of M&Ms.
Post # 4
I love that you included a picture of that bird! Hillllarious.
Post # 5
This should end up being a great thread! I haven’t gotten anything truly heinous, and in fact I’ve gotten some really good ones (wildflower seeds)…
But I would say the 1980’s style keychain (you know the one I’m talking about… clear thick plastic with a photo stuck inside) with the photo of the bride and groom that I received was probably a waste. I mean, am I really going to carry around a picture of my girlfriend and her husband with my keys. Nuh uh!
Post # 6
That bird is going to give me nightmares! haha!
I think the weirdest one I got a shooter. Really. I mean, who doesn’t love a little cute bottle of alcohol, but it was a very strange wedding favor!
Post # 7
LOL! You’ve got some pretty bad wedding favors! Can’t say I can relate – all I get are candles, which is great if you love candles. …
Post # 8
The picture is great. Gave me a well needed chuckle.
The worse favor I ever received was a bag of melted chocolate. Totally liquified. Chocolate + August = mess.
Post # 9
Hey- a pen is pretty handy, regardless of what it says. I run out of pens all the time
The worst are pictures of the bride and groom in any capacity- unless its a sibling or something like that, no one really wants a picture of you two. Leave it to save the dates or thank you cards.
I went to a wedding once where they gave out subscriptions to their college newspaper- which would have been great if I went to their college. They met working on the newspaper staff so I understood it, but thought it was a little akward
Post # 10
I got a tiny tiny, (like 1.5X1.5 inches) of mixed nuts that had a tag which said "to love and cherish". It was the running joke all night long that we’ll be loving and cherishing nuts. Most people didn’t take their with them and I threw mine out after a few days. They should have just saved themselves the money.
Post # 11
the bird made me laugh! thanks for sharing
@ms tofu: all i get are candles too!
Post # 12
I haven’t gotten any terrible favors at weddings – mostly edible ones which are aok by me! I will say the most random favor was a set of glass coasters with flowers on them. They were very nice coasters, but it was one of those things where I was like, "OK, now I have to find a place for these in my house…"
Post # 13
I once got a bottle opener in the shape of a dolphin…lol! Others include candles, cd of mixed songs. I think edible is the best way to go. The pic of that bird is too much
Post # 14
eh… a shot glass with the wedding date on it… a glass bird cage (it fits in your hand. I so don’t get it- I guess because it kind of sort of looked like what was a larger version on their wedding cake???)
Post # 15
- ceramic "pea in a pod" salt and pepper shakers
- mini bottle of bubbles
- mini champagne cup with their wedding date and names on it
We gave out homemade chocolate daisy suckers. We did this because of an earlier post on weddingbee about edible favors being the best.
Post # 16
At one wedding I got a cheap candle and at another I got some cheap glass coasters (the one The Knot sells). Both were thrown out. The weddings where they give out chocolate and candy gets my seal of approval.
If I were to go back in time, I would do little bottles of olive oil.